Tag: accessibility

Outstanding books for young people with disabilities

I’ve just taken delivery of a collection of books, nominated by the UK for IBBY’s List of Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities, 2017. Some of the books are intended for use by young people with disabilities and others

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Happy Global Accessibility Awareness Day! 

Global Accessibility Awareness Day celebrates all the improvements made to make resources and services available and useful to as many people as possible.  All the advances we make in Making resources available in more formats and supporting different ways of

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Introducing RNIB Bookshare: electronic resources for widening accessibility

The University has been a member of Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) Bookshare scheme for many years, including in its previous incarnation as Load2Learn.  The support of the RNIB is invaluable in providing students and staff with many

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E-books are for everyone

It is important to us to make our resources equally easy to use for all our clients who might want them.  To this end, we have made sure that wherever possible our e-books are screen reader friendly so they can

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The EBSCO eBooksmobile app is retiring in May

EBSCO will be retiring the EBSCO eBooksmobile app in May 2018 as it migrates its ebooks to the latest EPUB file format.  This change in file format allows EBSCO to offer an improved reading experience, supporting different screen and font sizes and better

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Resolved: Main lift temporarily unavailable

Update 03.01.18 – The lift in the Atrium is now working normally and available for you to use.  Thank you for your patience and understanding. We regret the lift in the Library Atrium is currently out of order.  Lift engineers

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Atrium lift maintenance (Friday, 23 September 2016)

The lift in the Library atrium will be out of action on Friday 23 September for essential repairs.  The repairs should be completed within the day, and the lift should be operating normally again by Saturday.

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More than one way to read a book (journal, website…)

People vary widely in their aptitudes and preferred ways of working and the Library works to support people however they choose to study.  Take a moment to explore the suites of apps that can help convert websites, documents and even photographs of printed text to mp3

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More than one way to read a book

Difficulties with text or print? Many people have some degree of difficulty working with large blocks of print but most are reluctant to ask what alternatives, tools and services are available to allow them to learn in a way that suits them

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Robobraille – text digitised and simplified

Robobraille has been mentioned before on Liblog but it is worth drawing out as a particularly good app for converting a picture of text into the real thing online. No, it is not intended to help you more easily copy and paste

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